5 REASONS WHY TARA CUP IS RIGHT FOR YOU

We can think of more than five but just for starters here are 5 reasons why switching to TARA Cup is good for you and good for the planet.

1. No wetness, no rashes, no odour a. Since the menstrual cup works by collecting menstrual waste as opposed to absorbing it on a sanitary napkin, cloth pad or tampon, it is not in contact with the skin or air. This keeps you dry, comfortable and without any of the chafing associated with other methods of menstrual hygiene management. And as a result, you can enjoy an odour free period since the menstrual waste is not exposed to air.

2. Contactless disposal a. At TARA Cup, we are concerned about menstrual waste management and would like to reduce the exposure of people like garbage collectors and rag pickers who collect and sort waste on a daily basis. Using a cup means you take charge for managing your waste and ensure contactless disposal in a responsible manner thereby contributing to the betterment of community health.

3. Reusable for up to 10 years a. TARA Cup is made of soft, flexible, 100% medical grade liquid silicone and has a life of atleast 10 years thus eliminating the need for any other product to take care of your period. It reduces the impact on the environment by eliminating approximately between 5000 to 8000 pads over the lifetime of a woman. The environmental impact of this is huge as the pads can take between 500 and 700 years to decompose!

4. Economical a. Other methods of menstrual hygiene management such as disposable sanitary napkins can be a significant expense over the course of a woman’s menstruating lifetime. With TARA Cup, you can now manage your recurrent expense on period management under Rs. 5 per month!

5. With Tara cup, you are always period ready a. Periods can come anytime and sometimes you can be caught unprepared leading to inconvenience and stress. As a TARA Cup user, you are period ready, any time of the day or night.

TARA CUP

TARA Cup is a menstrual hygiene product designed for safe, intimate use. It is the smart choice for the modern woman who cares for her well-being and the environment. TARA Cup is made of 100% liquid medical grade silicone and is free from chemical dyes and BPA (bisphenol A). It is the same material used in feeding bottle nipples as well as medical devices such as catheters etc. Silicone is odourless and has anti-microbial properties, making it an ideal choice for a menstrual cup. TARA Cup is soft and flexible, making it easy to use and comfortable for long wear, upto 10 hours.It has been scientifically designed and tested and is suitable for adult women.

Know your TARA Cup

This lightweight reusable cup weights 14g and can hold 25ml of menstrual fluids. Depending on your flow, it can be rinsed and resused as required. The dimensions are as follows, height -70.5mm and width – 42mm. The stem can be snipped off to suit your convenience and does not impact the product in anyway.

TARA Cup consists of a receptacle and stem. The rim is the top edge of the cup and allows it to stay in place once it is opened.

The 4 micro holes below the rim allow you to release the suction in order to remove the cup. Ensure that these holes are cleaned every time you use the cup.

The body of the cup holds the menstrual fluid and has a capacity of 25ml. On an average, a menstruator bleeds anywhere between 30-60 ml over 3 to 5 days. The cup has been designed with rings at its base for a better grip making it easier to remove it.

The stem of the cup is provided to help you locate the cup. Do not pull on it to remove the cup but use it as a guide to reach the base of the cup to release the suction before withdrawing it from the vagina.

TARA Cup is an initiative of Svatantra Trust to promote hygienic and affordable menstrual hygiene solutions.

MENSTRUAL CUP

The Menstrual cup is a re-suable feminine hygiene product which is made of medical grade silicone. It is inserted into the vagina and functions by collecting menstrual waste rather than absorbing it. Most cups typically hold at least three times as much blood as compared to sanitary napkins or tampons and can be worn comfortably for up to 10 hours depending on the flow.

Menstrual cups are an environment friendly alternative as they are reusable and require very little water for their cleaning. They make great economic sense too as a single cup can be used for up to 10 years. They are convenient to use, easy to maintain and completely discreet.

It has had a long history although its acceptance in popular use has been increasing only since the last 2 decades. Back then it was known as a catamelian appliance after catamenia which meant ‘menses’. The design of the cup has largely remained the same since 1937 when Leona Chalmers patented it.

HOW TO USE TARA CUP

Getting Ready

Make sure you wash your hands with soap. Sterilize the cup before every cycle in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes. Ensure the cup is fully submerged in the water to prevent it from getting damaged.

Insert

Get into a comfortable position. Use the stem as a guide and hold the base of the cup. Do not pull the stem. Pinch the cup at the base and gently remove it at a slant to avoid spillage. Use your vaginal muscles to help push the cup. Empty the contents of the cup, rinse it with clean water and reuse.

Remove, Rinse & Reuse

Get into a comfortable position. Use the stem as a guide and hold the base of the cup. Do not pull the stem. Pinch the cup at the base and gently remove it at a slant to avoid spillage. Use your vaginal muscles to help push the cup. Empty the contents of the cup, rinse it with clean water and reuse.